A couple of weeks ago, we photographed a beautiful project that we completed last year. It was an extensive remodel to an existing home. 
The changes we made to the property started on the outside, with a complete landscape renovation that created a secret garden in the front of the house. All of the exterior wood decks were fabricated from scaffolding planks. The weathered wood added the perfect amount of age to contrast with the crisp white stucco. A pair of Bevelo gas lanterns  flank the new Dutch entry door. 


We replaced the small window in the entry with a larger one, allowing more light from two side. An Antique Swedish bench is the perfect place to put on your shoes before leaving. A charming diminutive lantern from Urban Electric Company hangs is centered on the window and entry door. 



The main living and dining room flow together.  We reupholstered our clients' existing sofas in neutral linen and added a pair of George chairs, upholstered in a luscious teal velvet. We replaced the dated wood mantel with a mantel from Formations. 



We added a pair of steel doors by Riviera Bronze that allow the dining room to open to the deck on the side of the house.



Our clients' saltware collection hangs on the wall above a Rose Tarlow Console. 



The deck outside the kitchen and dining room is built from used scaffolding planks. 




We completely renovated the kitchen, replacing the upper cabinets with marble slab shelves, and adding an industrial inspired stainless steel island. 



A decorative tile backsplash from Walker Zanger is now the focal point of the kitchen. The rest of the walls in the kitchen are white tile by Waterworks. All of the cabinets are painted Farrow and Ball "Cornforth", a subtle pale gray that can also be found in the Calacata marble.



The back garden can be seen through the new steel windows above the kitchen sink. All of the steel is Farrow and Ball "Paviion Gray". The plumbing fixtures are by Waterworks. 



Our clients' collections are displayed on the open marble slab shelves. 



In the master bedroom, we enlarged the French doors to the back garden. 



We designed this beautiful bed and added a window to allow more light to flow into the room. 



In the master bedroom, this stunning aqua antique Swedish secretaire adds a pop of color while also providing extra storage and a place to work while enjoying the view of the garden. 



We completely renovated the master bathroom, adding a clean lined free standing tub. Steve designed a modern sink vanity in a warm white Oak. All of the walls are white tile, and the new built in cabinetry is painted Farrow and Ball Cornforth. All plumbing fixtures are by Waterworks. 



An large scale lantern from Urban Electric Company illuminates the sitting area in the family room. A custom Nick sectional is slipcovered in an oatmeal colored linen. 



An inviting guest bedroom is located behind the family room. A black Antique Swedish desk paired with one of our Frasier chairs, upholstered in our antiqued velvet, does double duty as a bedside table and a vanity. 



We added a brick fireplace as a focal point to this cozy sitting area in the back of the house, populated by all weather wicker by Janus et Cie. 



The one thing that needed to be preserved... these gorgeous rose vines that cover the arbor in the back yard!


I hope you enjoyed this tour of our clients' Wisteria Residence. Thank you to Laura Putnam, our lead Interior Designer on this project, and to Jones Builder Group, the wonderful contractors. A special thank you to our amazing clients for letting us share their home with you. 

All images by the talented Lisa Romerein

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them in the comment section of this post.


Looking forward to seeing those of you who are attending our Patina Living celebration at Patina Farm this coming Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11. 





  • I’m absolutely in love with your designing style.I live in San Francisco in a 1920’s Spanish Colonial and it’s my dream to have you design at least 1 room in my house.Absolutely love your style

    Swati Banerjee
  • Here we go again….just gorgeous!! How very pleased and excited your clients have to be!! KUDOS!! franki

  • Brooke and Steve,
    This project is incredible—both inside and out! Love your work and your beautiful books! I refer to them time and time again!

    Carol Heartfelt Whimsies
  • Hi !! Do you offer landscape e-design services for clients not by you? Love all your books and work!!

    Diana Elizabeth Steffen
  • very satisfying to see a design where Landscape, Architecture & Interiors elements and edits all layer and reinforce one another!! is the Entry console table your design, antique, etc. ??

    Ed Trafidlo
  • Brooke & Steve, together the two of you specialize in magic, indoors & out this is so serene & lovely.
    lucky clients!

    debra @ 5th and state
  • Just beautiful! Looking forward to Friday’s book party!

  • Beautiful home! I love the pale walls. Do you use the same color throughout the house? What are your favorite colors to use for a light, neutral look?

  • Stunning design! Would you mind sharing what material the herringbone tile is in the master bath? I like it because it seems to be more matte than shiny.

  • Brooke,
    Is is simply a pleasure to see your finished work. Although I am across the country, your spaces relate, calm, and grant a much needed smile. Thank you for publishing your projects, in a world of throw-aways your homes help me to see what is true, full of weight and that true design is timeless. Thank you!

    Southern Provisions Company
  • Love your style.

  • You have impeccable taste. An absolutely lovely, warm and beautiful home!

  • Your taste is impeccable! What a warm, inviting, beautiful home.

  • Every room is so beautiful! I especially love the cozy feel of the rose covered hideaway in the backyard.

    Christianne Sawyer
  • This whole home flows seamlessly. Well done! Are the curtains/ drapes in the master bedroom linen or another material? I couldn’t tell from the photo. Thank you!

  • You have done an absolutely stunning job on the house….congratulations, it’s gorgeous!


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